I have been away from home for nearly 3 weeks so have not gotten any sewing done. I did go to a quilt store in Virginia, where my son just moved, and did a little damage. They were kind enough to offer me one of their machines to use while I visit! It's fun to see fabric in different parts of the country.
I didn't get my mini done (or didn't take a picture before leaving) but did want to share this picture of a quilt I made for my son (who is now 33) when he was 3 yrs old.
This was a pattern that I used many times and still love. What's so amazing to me is that my son's boys, now 4 and 1, use this quilt. So this quilt has gone full-circle. I could never have dreamed at the time that the quilt I made when he was 3 would be used by his own children 30 yrs later!
I didn't know how to chain stitch back then (1991) so I did some sort of stitching to embroider the year. There's no label (who knew to do labels back then??)
I think it needs a new binding but otherwise, it's just fine! [--secret--I did look on Craigslist to see if I could pick up a used machine to keep at my son's since I expect to visit as much as I can!]. Anybody live near Ashburn, Virginia??
When my son was in the Marines Reserve Office Candidate's School in Quantico two years ago, I made him a quilt to commemorate his graduation. Here are his sons playing on the quilt. Another amazing example of a quilt coming full-circle!
I am finally able to download some of my pictures from our getaway to the New England Quilt Museum and wanted to share my favorite from the Pilgrim Roy exhibit!
I love the way the yellow flowers complete the main block but then form a secondary pattern. I could look at this for hours.
I also want to share a couple of pictures of some of Wendy Reed's (constantquilter) quilts which were on exhibit. Hopefully she won't mind!
She did this one just this year as part of the sew-along hosted by Céçile and Corinne in France, where we needed to do curves. Well, Wendy outdid herself!
When I get back to California this weekend, I'm going to pull some fabrics to start making some circles. Such a simple but striking idea!
Look at this fabulous applique quilt she did. Wendy does the most amazing appliqué. I'll be happy to tell you that she even gave me some tips to help improve my stitches, which are definitely in need of help!
I'll be back in California this weekend and hopefully will get some sewing machine time and can share my May mini!!
Take care, stay well and be safe!